Apple brandy cask-finished Japanese whiskies, a liqueur for making Old Fashioneds and a low-ABV canned gin and tonic dominate the second chapter of our most innovative spirits launches list.

In 2020, a number of producers unveiled innovative line extensions including herbal liqueur Riga Black Balsam with its XO bottling, and gin maker Hayman’s, which moved into rum.

It was also a busy year for experimental cask finishes, with Nikka finishing its Japanese whiskies in apple brandy barrels, while Cognac brand Courvoisier created a VS expression finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks.

Click through the following pages to see the second part of our top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2020, counting down from 40 to 31.

To view 50 to 41, click here.